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Oceanside Double Century Saturday, November 26, 2022
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This double century is still waiting for San Diego County Permit Approval.

Registration will not open until Permit is obtained.

UPDATE: ON 10/21/2022 I did hear from San Diego Permit
Dept.  This event is being postponed.  That said, there is no date set yet for late Nov. or into December.  San Diego has not denied the Permit, nor approved it, yet.  However, they did return my follow up emails and phone calls on 10/19/22 to discuss it with me.  Thanks for your prayers, Anny Beck, Ride Dir.Oceanside Double Century highland 15,000 & lowland 7,500 is Oct 22, 2022   Scroll down for Ride Description.


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This Double Century is designed for ultra-distance cyclists who want  to enjoy  a variety of scenery, with very few signal lights and stop  signs, on  good paved roads.

     Riding heads south towards the  Oceanside Light House and Harbor, passing the infamous pier, to to  Carlsbad riding along side
the ocean, then  turns inland at  Encinitas..  Heading east, Ramona grade, is your first climb, five  miles, of about 4-5%,   in quiet morning
hours, avoiding traffic on  Ramona grade. It then connects to Old Julian (back) Rd., a six mile  moderate climb, and on over to  Santa Ysabel
for Apple Pie. There is  one more seven mile 4-6% mountain type climb to the summit, in old the  historic country western town of Julian,
where you may pass the one-horse buggy walking along the one country block.
Next, comes an awesome 17 mile descent down Banner Grade into the beautiful  California  Borrego desert on a flat road with two/ half
mile chocolate-chip type hills, then flats with short fun dips and a usual tailwind, usually,that eventually lead to the left –fork turn towards
Borrego Springs..
At this turn, there is a two mile 4-6% climb, with an eight mile descent that overlooks another view of the Borrego desert, leading you to
lunch  at the Park in the center of the road, Lunch. ( Your last signal light was at 50.7 in Ramona, and your next signal will not be until
155.5, Valley Center). From lunch, continue around the Park circle heading west with a three mile warm-up before you begin your climb
out, on Montezuma grade. This eleven mile mountain climb is your major climb of the ride, with temperatures cooler if you left very early, to
  warm, but not as hot as they could be, and. with the winds on the last 5-6 miles picking up gradually. I highly recommend you leave as
early as you can, ascending this mtn. earlier in the day, because the winds may kick up.  There is a water stop half way up.   From the
Summit at Ranchita, a ten mile sweeping,  downhill is your payback,  leading  to Lake Henshaw, RS 4.  From here, you'll ride a flat twenty
mile stretch along the base of Palomar Mountain, then descend five miles to Valley Center Road, RS 6.
       The  next climb, Valley Center Rd., is  3.5 miles of a 4% grade, which is the last major climb. That said, along Lilac Road,  are
mild 1-3% grade back road, short, gentle rollies leading to a descent for 10 miles, to Bonsol, Rest Stop 6.
From Bonsol to the ocean is virtually flat for 13 miles.  The last seven miles are on the bike path, ending at the ocean, a mile from the Finish.

     192 miles is not quite 200, but for ODC VIRTUAL, 200 MILES IS REQUIRED BY CTC.  

Continuing with the description, the climbing makes up for the lack of miles, and the beauty on back roads is worth it.   This ride has
full support,  along with 6 Rest Stops plus dinner at the Finish.   Time limit is 24 hours fro the VIRTUAL. There are NO long steep pitches!

If coming from out of the area you may want to consider taking the Metrolink or Amtrack train whereby you can hang up your bike, keep your
eye on it.  The train station is just a mile from the ride Start/Finish.   

If driving, the host hotel is a half mile from the first Oceanside exit, if coming from the north.  There is a large parking lot, a half mile south,
if driving in that morning. 

This is a California Triple Crown approved Double Century.

There is NO early bird fee., because San Diego has not given a Permit sooner to have an Early Bird.

U.S.A. Triple Crown,  is ride 3 double centuries in 3 years in 3 different States...or however many years or months it takes. If your DC goes
through two States, the State you started and finished in, would be the State you get credit for.  You have longer to do this, whereas Calif.
Triple Crown and Colorado Triple Crown is you would be riding three double centuries in the same State during one year.  Also, Colorado
has specific double centuries..  There used to be several States that put on doubles, and Virginia used to put on one for free. 

Either way, Keep Riding Double Centuries!!

Anny Beck, O.D.C. Ride Dir., U.S.A. Triple Crown Dir.

 

 

Date:Saturday, November 26, 2022
Start Time: 4:30-5:00-5:30-6:00
Time Limit:22:00 hours
Total Mileage/Elevation:200 Miles 15000 Ft
Rest Stops:There will be 6 Rest Stops plus dinner
Time Limit:2200 Hours
Sunrise:7:03
Sunset:6:04
Weather:

Good weather, often foggy along coast early in am.  After lunch, climbing Montezuma it can go from breezy to windy, then after summit,
there's a long down hill, and could get chilly up in the mountain area.  On the way back in the Oceanside area along the bike path, it
could become foggy again.

The following paragraph does not apply for Oceanside Virtual Double Century: 

Drop bag service helps you to be prepared for weather, and anything you may need, that you don't want to carry all day. It works like this:
 At the Ride Start, and or Rest Stop 1, you can pick up a brown paper sack, to put your lights, warm gear, spokes, etc. in,
and it will be forwarded to the last rest stop where you can pick up your bag, which has your lights and warm clothes. You can have a bag
sent to one or both RS 5, and RS 6.  You will write on your bag your name and the number Rest Stop you want it sent to.  Always bring
more warm clothes, batteries, and lights than you think you will need.  They just stay in your bag if you don't need them.  Bags left can be
picked up at Finish Sun, am. or  very late Sat. night.  

Ride Price:
Reg.Fee:$130.00 From Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 12:00 Midnight
to Monday, January 1, 1900 at
Ends in Passed
Registration Closes:Friday, November 25, 2022 at 12:00 Midnight
Passed
Day of Ride: CASH ONLY $155.00
Oceanside 150:$40.00 Oceanside -Julian Loop
Oceanside 125:$40.00 Oceanside-Julian Round Trip
Places to Stay and Eat:Click Here
Online Registration:Closed. Please check back for next years ride.
Online Volunteer:Closed. Please check back for next years ride.
Registered Rider List:View Registered Rider List
Volunteer List:View Volunteer List
Riders Only Area: Riders Only Area
Volunteers Only Area: Volunteers Only Area
Sponsors:Click Here
Contact Us:Mountain High Cycling
10525 Somerset Bl. 1-B
Bellflower, CA 90706-1152
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General Rules
Route GPS Map
   

   


  This  double has been postponed , with no set date in latter November or possibly December.


Designed for ultra-distance cyclists who want to enjoy  a variety of scenery, with very few signal lights and stop signs, on  good paved
roads, for maximum enjoyment and pleasant mountain climbing. Riding begins at the Ocean and  heads south towards the Oceanside Light House and Harbor, passing the infamous pier, to to Carlsbad riding along side
the ocean, then  turns inland at Encinitas..  Heading east, Ramona grade, is your first climb, five miles, of about 4-5%,   in quiet morning
hours, avoiding traffic on Ramona grade. It then connects to Old Julian (back) Rd., a six mile moderate climb, and on over to  Santa Ysabel
for Apple Pie. There is one more seven mile 4-6% mountain type climb to the summit, in old the historic country western town of Julian,
where you may pass the one-horse buggy walking along the one country block.

Next, comes an awesome 17 mile descent down Banner Grade into the beautiful  California  Borrego desert on a flat road with two/ half
mile chocolate-chip type hills, then flats with short fun dips and a usual tailwind, usually,that eventually lead to the left –fork turn towards
Borrego Springs..
At this turn, there is a two mile 4-6% climb, with an eight mile descent that overlooks another view of the Borrego desert, leading you to
lunch  at the Park in the center of the road, Lunch. ( Your last signal light was at 50.7 in Ramona, and your next signal will not be until
155.5, Valley Center). From lunch, continue around the Park circle heading west with a three mile warm-up before you begin your climb
out, on Montezuma grade. This eleven mile mountain climb is your major climb of the ride, with temperatures cooler if you left very early, to
  warm, but not as hot as they could be, and. with the winds on the last 5-6 miles picking up gradually. I highly recommend you leave as
early as you can, ascending this mtn. earlier in the day, because the winds may kick up.  There is a water stop half way up.   From the
Summit at Ranchita, a ten mile sweeping,  downhill is your payback,  leading  to Lake Henshaw, RS 4.  From here, you'll ride a flat twenty
mile stretch along the base of Palomar Mountain, then descend five miles to Valley Center Road, RS 6.
       The  next climb, Valley Center Rd., is  3.5 miles of a 4% grade, which is the last major climb. That said, along Lilac Road,  are
mild 1-3% grade back road, short, gentle rollies leading to a descent for 10 miles, to Bonsol, Rest Stop 6.
From Bonsol to the ocean is virtually flat for 13 miles.  The last seven miles are on the bike path, ending at the ocean, a mile from the Finish.

     192 miles is not quite 200, but for ODC VIRTUAL, 200 MILES IS REQUIRED BY CTC.  

Continuing with the description, the climbing makes up for the lack of miles, and the beauty on back roads is worth it.   This ride has
full support,  along with 6 Rest Stops plus dinner at the Finish.   Time limit is 24 hours fro the VIRTUAL. There are NO long steep pitches!

If coming from out of the area you may want to consider taking the Metrolink or Amtrack train whereby you can hang up your bike, keep your
eye on it.  The train station is just a mile from the ride Start/Finish.   

If driving, the host hotel is a half mile from the first Oceanside exit, if coming from the north.  There is a large parking lot, a half mile south,
if driving in that morning. 

This is a California Triple Crown approved Double Century.

Looking forward to seeing you for a beautiful Oceanside Double Century!

 

See You at the Top, "Unstopable"!
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